National Press Club

Media Law for Journalists: A Legal Workshop and Editorial Roundtable

Media Law for Journalists: A Legal Workshop and Editorial Roundtable

September 20, 2016 9:00 AM

Location: First Amendment Lounge

This event is RSVP only.

The Media Law Resource Center Institute
and the National Press Club Journalism Institute present
Media Law for Journalists
A Legal Workshop and Editorial Roundtable

September 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department. Leading media attorneys will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and FOIA, copyright, digital law, and other issues. The day will conclude with a roundtable of prominent journalists discussing career paths, story pitches, and the ups and downs of being a journalist in 2016.

Admission is $20 and includes a light breakfast and lunch.

WHO: All content creators welcome! Freelancers, bloggers, reporters, editors in print, digital or video spaces, photographers, documentarians, podcasters.
WHAT: All-day legal workshop with lunch included. Sessions include:
• How Journalists Get into Trouble
• Newsgathering & FOIA
• Your Relationship with Sources and Understanding the Reporters’ Privilege
• Copyright & Digital Law
• Protecting Yourself: Insurance and Lawyers
• Editorial Roundtable with journalists from the Washington Post, USA TODAY, CNN, WJLA-TV and NPR

WHY: To empower you to do your best work without fear of legal consequences.
HOW: Register online for only $20: www.medialaw.org.

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The Media Law Resource Center is a non-profit membership organization for media companies and their lawyers, providing a wide range of information and support on media law and policy issues.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes press freedom worldwide, provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.